In July I was in lockdown in North Wales with my parents. I was very lucky. I had planned to go to the Etno Histeria music camp this year and make a Worldwide Welshman Slovenian summer tour, but doubting if it would happen. After much uncertainty, the camp was, miraculously, going ahead, (but reduced in size with covid saftey measures in place). But the UK was on the red list for Slovenia! On the Wednesday they emailed me to say sorry, I could not attend this year. Then on Friday I had another email: "UK has been green zoned, come to Slovenia!". And so on the Monday I began my journey to Slovenia.
Dad's car wouldn't start and was parked in front of Mum's car, so we borrowd Meiron-drws-nesaf's car, and missed my inteded train. Nearly caught it in Chester, but missed it. So I had to rebook my bus. New bus left London in the afternoon, was supposed to arrive at midnight, but we swapped drivers midway and the new driver didn't know where he was going, so we arrived in Brussels at 3am. I stayed at a freind's place and in the morning I got picked up by my bandmates and we drove down to Slovenia, stopping off in Barvaria to camp. We arrived on Wednesday evening in Mačji hrib (Cat's Hill) in Istria.
I will finish this blog post later but now I'm working on some recordings and on my MSc Studies at Centre For Alternative technology, so for now you can enjoy this video. Cheers
Welcome to the Worldwide Welshman blog & website. I'm currently re-organising this website. I've decided to replace the static homepage with this blog page, and I will be gradually updating this page with historic content that was previously elsewhere on the website, as well as, more importantly, the latest news. You can also check out the menu on the top left to see links to the bandcamp (online music shop), art portfolio, bio and contact page. Enjoy!
WHERE IS WORLDWIDE WELSHMAN?
I'm currently in Ghent, Belgium. I had a gig here last week, and now I'm staying in the spare room in Robinialand. I've started studying a masters in Green Building at Centre For Technology, by distance learning currently (due to the corona situation). I will be posting updates about that soon! And about the recent summer trour to Slovenia with my German band.
In the meantime, here's a clip from last week's lovely concert at Bij' De Vieze Gasten, where we performed to a masked, seated & socially-distanced but extatic audience of BOM Festival-goers.
UPDATES COMING SOON
Liam Rickard is a musician & illustrator from North Wales, performing multilingual, global-alt-pop, party music and comedy under the name Worldwide Welshman.